Sunday, September 2, 2012

August 2012

August 2012

Those are my main projects for August. The ferris wheels are actually a hold over from July but oh well. I am still finishing another bag and making a tutorial for Cindy at Fluffy Sheep Quilting's  newsletter.

Urban Garden inspired quilt back

That is my first take on the back for the Windmills and Trees quilt. I am going to rip off all the sashing and make more improv blocks - soon I hope - as this version just does not work for me.

Jam

August was also filled with jam making, that is a pot of blackberry jam in progress. I made 52 jars of different sizes - blackberry, plum and fig.

Entrance Island

And we said good by to the Salish Sea - or you might know her as the Pacific Ocean - and headed home to the City, where work has engulfed me. But I will find a balance soon.

In the meantime, some friends are quilting along with me to make a Mod Pop. Come and join us if you like, we are moving slowly and I hope will have some fun along the way.

I am linking to Lynne at Lily's Quilts Fresh Sewing Day. Do go and see what everyone else has been up to.

Lily's Quilts

I hope you are enjoying Labour Day Weekend.

Best,

Leanne

22 comments:

  1. gorgeous projects, Leanne. So very lovely, as usual, and 52 jars of jam????? wow! you're amazing!

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  2. Your use of color is always so beautiful.
    52 jars of jam...I am coveting the blackberry and plum! Wow. I wish we had an endless supply of berries here. Maybe next year I'll just buy a lug of berries from the farmers market and make jam.

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  3. Your use of color is always so beautiful.
    52 jars of jam...I am coveting the blackberry and plum! Wow. I wish we had an endless supply of berries here. Maybe next year I'll just buy a lug of berries from the farmers market and make jam.

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  4. Love your many colored and multi tasking projects! Like they bring in so much fresh air

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  5. A lovely lot of sewing and an awesome amount of yummy jam!

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  6. 52 jars of jam...one for every week of the next year! Wow!

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  7. impressive jam making! And love your HST tote...gorgeous colours!

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  8. Ah a jam maker after my own heart! Though I do tend to spread mine out over the year, 6 jars of spiced,plum and 3 blackberry last week! Just waiting for victoria plums to come into season! Lots,of lovely makes Leanne!

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  9. I really like your quilt projects but I must say - the colors in that bag really do it for me! ;-) Love it. And all that jam!! awesome!

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  10. I am not sure how you find the time to do all you do. And still make some of the most beautiful things of anyone I know.

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  11. I'm loving that bag as well...and all that jam..wow.

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  12. Lots of lovely makes Leanne. Your work is beautiful. The jams will remind you of the summer when you open them. Di x

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  13. Love the things you made in August Leanne!

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  14. I love everything you make! (And the island looks wonderful!)

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  15. I love everything you worked on in August!

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  16. The projects a beautiful! Would love some jam..

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  17. We've had some glorious weather here, haven't we? Your August was beautiful, Leanne!

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  18. I am sorry for not reading you blog more often, but as you know I can find hardly time to read all these wonderful blogs.
    But the picture of the island made me so curious, that I had to make this little break ;-). Is this the island you spend your summer holidays? It is so small and calm, looks sooo relaxing!
    Hope you get into the normal life soon :)
    Aylin xxx

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  19. You have such amazing taste in color and a great sense of shape/geometry. It's always great to pop over here and see your monthly mosaics!

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  20. 52 jars of jam? Holy cow! Enjoy :oD

    Love the quilts you did, and looking forward to seeing where those ferris wheels go :o)

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  21. Busy Busy! Love the bag, I just can't have enough bags or bag patterns. I am contemplating the QAL - I want to get a few things checked off my list first, without adding new. But the Mod Pop is great, and I would love to see what colors everyone comes up with. Slow would be good for me!
    What a beautiful photo of the sea - wonderful way to spend your summer.

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  22. I didn't get to comment on all of these projects individually, so I figured I could comment here! Love, love, love the EPP, so pretty. Your shopping bag is pretty fabulous too! I am really envious of those blackberries, we had a terrible harvest this year!

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